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  • Housing loses 'big pop': Blackstone's Schwarzman Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP

    Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman tells CNBC why his firm plans to slow down its real estate purchases after spending billions in the sector.

  • Self-made billionaire's quest for value     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    I'm doing more building than buying these days, says Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners CEO sharing insight on where she is building value across companies. Also Tilton weighs in on the growing cost of health care and the problem with the "permanently unemployed."

  • Russia 'hard place' for PE: Blackstone CEO     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group CEO, shares his thoughts on investing in Russia. We've looked but we haven't found anything at this point, says Schwarzman.

  • Housing's big pop is out: Blackstone CEO     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group CEO, shares his thoughts on the housing sector and explains why he is cashing in on profits now. For us an exposure in the $7-$8 billion range is big enough.

  • Hedge fund showcase event considers new Asia venue Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Anthony Scaramucci and Tony Blair at a SALT conference

    SkyBridge's SALT Las Vegas has a lagging younger sibling, SALT Singapore.

  • Obama feels the Wall Street love at swanky event Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Obama's approval rating may have hit a new low, but he still attracted big money Democrats at a fundraiser in Manhattan.

  • March 11- A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC was indicted in New York on Tuesday on state charges he stole information about the fund's confidential computer trading models.

  • Steven A. Cohen's SAC picks new name: Point72 Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    BOSTON, March 11- Steven A. Cohen, whose hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider trading, is changing the name of his firm to Point72 Asset Management as it shifts focus to managing his own assets from serving as a hedge fund for wealthy investors following an agreement with the U.S. government.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- More client-hungry hedge fund managers are looking to put their investment strategies to work in exchange-traded funds, a move that could exponentially expand their pool of investors but requires them to slash investment management fees.

  • Rhonda Ryan, partner and head of EMEA at Altius Associates, says the private equity market is "buoyant".

  • Big-name hedge funds like Third Point Capital, Paulson& Co, Pershing Square Capital Management, and Eton Park Capital Management have made it tougher for investors to see fund performance, using complex password-protected websites and putting in settings that forbid things like printing, forwarding, and copying and pasting.

  • Hedge funds buy war insurance on Ukraine conflict Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Investment firms have sharply increased the protection they buy to protect against macroeconomic shocks.

  • 'Zero' chance 76ers would move to New Jersey Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    Philadelphia 76ers co-owner David Blitzer (far left), Allen Iverson and 76ers co-owner Joshua Harris in 2012.

    Blackstone's David Blitzer weighed in on the team he co-owns and other investing topics at a conference Friday.

  • Co-investment:The new buzz word in private equity Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 2:55 AM ET

    Asia's wealthy investors are increasingly interested in private equity, but they often prefer to skip the fees and partner funds instead, analysts said.

  • Big investment opportunity coming…in autism? Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Autism Speaks and Google have teamed in an attempt to link private investors to inject innovative autism-related business development.

  • The net-long position held by hedge funds and speculators in arabica fell by 16 percent, or 3,859 contracts, to 20,236 contracts at Tuesday's close to finish the week to February 25 at 20,236 contracts, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed.

  • Feb 27- Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is mounting a proxy fight at Sotheby's with the goal of winning three board seats after the auction house's promise to return $450 million to shareholders failed to appease activist investors.

  • Private equity: Where to invest?     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    Michael Lindauer, global co-head for fund investments at Allianz Capital Partners, says that when it comes to private equity investments, southern Europe is really attractive.

  • Private equity 'in rude health': Pro     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Robert Coke, head of absolute return and buyouts at The Wellcome Trust, says it's hard to find investment opportunities in private equity at the moment.

  • Guy Hands, founder and chairman of Terra Firma Capital Partners, says the company is eyeing "substantial" deals but valuations are still below 2007 levels.